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LITERATURE IN MINIATURE

 

Museum quality miniatures for connoisseur collectors

 

 

 

All our books are authentically handmade and every page is scrutinised for quality.  They have a realistic one-twelfth scale size print.  These delightful little books are printed on both sides of paper and every endeavour is made to ensure that they are as realistic as possible.

 

Whether you buy just one book or decide to collect several to create a fantastic library in your dolls house, each book is produced to the same high standard.

 

& Books with this symbol have a removable laminated dust jacket

 

Click on the book image to see inside the book.

 

Please feel free to contact us at litinmin@aol.com if you have any questions.

Book for the dolls house - Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet - 1597

Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of William Shakespeare's plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history.  Perfect for a Tudor or later period dolls house.

Size: 0.9" x 0.7" x 39 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Book of Common Prayer

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Book of Common Prayer - 1622

Reproduced from the original text of the 1622 book of common prayer.  It contains the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies and includes the Psalter or Psalms of David.  This is a truly delightful book for your church, school or for your dolls house family to use on Sunday.

Size: 0.7" x 0.6" x 33 pages.

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Canterbury Tales

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Canterbury Tales - 1700

This has been reproduced from a book published in the 1700's.  It has been written in middle English (olde English) with replicas of the original illustrations in colour.  This book has lovely marbled endpapers replicated from the original tome.  This would also fit with a Tudor period dolls house.

Size: 0.9" x 0.7" x 41 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Gullivers Travels Gulliver's Travels Volume I - 1726

Gulliver's Travels is a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre.  Volume I contains Lilliput and Brobdingnag stories.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 45 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Gullivers Travels Gulliver's Travels Volume II - 1726

Volume II of Swift's masterpiece contains the story to Luputia et all and the Houyhnhnms.  Both volumes contain the maps drawn by Gulliver when on his travels and both have marbled endpapers.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 45 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Aesops Fables

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Aesop's Fables

This all time classic of moral tales was extremely popular in Victorian times to teach children morality.  This black and white illustrated version is from a nineteenth century edition.  This book has marbled endpapers.

Size: 0.9" x 0.7" x 32 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Holy Bible

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Holy Bible - 1804

This tome is replicated from a King James version bible published in 1804.  This miniature version contains the Old and New Testaments and every book in the bible has been represented.  It also comes with a silk ribbon bookmark.  Colour of ribbon may vary.

Size: 0.9" x 0.65" x 61 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice - 1813

Jane Austen started this book in 1796 but it was not published until 1813, when it became very popular and has remained a popular piece of literature to this day.  Illustrated with tiny pen and ink drawings.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 26 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol - 1843

Charles dickens wrote this in 1843 with the intention of drawing attention to the plight of England's poor.  This is illustrated with tiny pen and ink drawings.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 26 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre - 1847

Jane Eyre was written in 1847.  This story is said to be somewhat autobiographical as Charlotte Bronte worked as a governess herself.  Illustrate with tiny pen and ink drawings.

Size: 0.8" x 0.62 x 26 pages.

 

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Book for the dolls house - Manual of Classical Literature

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Manual of Classical Literature - 1854

This popular Victorian reference book is a comprehensive A-Z guide on the Greek gods and heroes.  It is profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings of the classical characters.

Size: 0.75" x 0.55" x 30 pages.

 

10.00

Book for the dolls house - The Origin of Species

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The Origin of Species - 1859

This reproduction of Charles Darwin's book is lavishly illustrated with antique zoological prints.

Size: 0.85" x 0.65" x 29 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Hymn Book

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Hymn Book - 1861

This has been reproduced from a Hymn book published in 1861.  It contains 49 different hymns; each one showing the music and words.  Perfect for a church or school or just to take with you to Sunday service.

Size: 0.65" x 0.5" x 32 pages.

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Mrs Beetons Household Management

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Mrs Beeton's Household Management - 1861

A guide to running a Victorian household.  This book contains all the sections in the original book and is illustrated with reproductions of the actual colour engravings.

Size: 1.1" x 0.8" x 52 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Cookery book

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Old Country Cookery

Over 40 old recipes like Jugged Hare, Casserole of Partridge, Quince Jelly, Oatmeal Parkin and Vinegar Cake are included in this book.

Size: 1" x 0.75" x 25 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Water Babies

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The Water-Babies - 1864

Charles Kingsley's fairy tale for a land baby and part of the genre of nonsense writing that was popular at the time.  This reproduction has all the original black and white illustrations in miniature.

Size: 0.85" x 0.6" x 36 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Alice in Wonderland

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - 1865

Lewis Carroll's famous book is another one in the genre of nonsense writing of the day.  This is a reproduction of the first edition and depicts John Tenniel's actual illustrations.

Size: 0.85" x 0.55" x 33 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Black Beauty

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Black Beauty - 1877

A popular children's classic beautifully illustrated throughout with colour illustrations of Black Beauty's adventures.  This is a lovely companion book to Treasure Island in the same series.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 27 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Treasure Island

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Treasure Island - 1883

This all time classic from Robert Louis Stevenson contains colour illustrations of ships, tropical islands and of course the treasure map.  This is a companion book to Black Beauty.

Size: 0.8" x 0.6" x 26 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - History book

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English Kings and Queens

A book depicting the English rulers from William I to Victoria.  Paintings of ten of the English rulers are depicted in full colour.

Size: 1.1" x 0.7" x 29 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Children's ABC book

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Children's Animal ABC

A Victorian ABC book for your dolls house children.  There are 26 black and white line drawings of animals, birds, insects and reptiles and a paragraph of information for each of them.

Size: 0.85" x 0.6" x 29 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Carriage Horse book

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Carriage Horses

An excellent book for a Georgian or Victorian period dolls house.  This book is illustrated with colour drawings of horses and different types of horse harness together with drawings of popular carriages.

Size: 0.85" x 0.65" x 27 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Love Poems

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Love Poems

This poetry book is delicately illustrated with quality black and white line drawings of flowers.  There is a real pressed flower in the front of the book resembling a rose bud.  This is a lovely companion item to Love Letters.

Size: 0.9" x 0.6" x 20 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Greenaway Language of Flowers

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The Language of Flowers - 1884

Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers was a reference book for the popular Victorian pastime of passing love messages between men and women.  This book would have been commonplace in the Victorian home.

Size: 0.7" x 0.6" x 30 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Pied Piper of Hamelin

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin - 1888

Robert Browning's poem written in 1849 is reproduced in its entirety in this 1888 published edition.  it is lavishly illustrated by the famous nineteenth century illustrator, Kate Greenaway.

Size: 0.65" x 0.5" x 25 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Greenaway Book of Games

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Kate Greenaway's Book of Games - 1889

Illustrated and written by Kate Greenaway, this is a book on how to play all the popular children's games at the time.  Games such as see-saw, follow my leader, hopscotch, soap bubbles and many others are included with full colour illustrations.

Size: 0.95" x 0.65" x 29 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Dictionary

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English Dictionary

All 26 letters of the alphabet are include din this indispensable reference book.

Size: 1" x 0.8" x 52 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Queen Marys Dolls House

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The Queen's Dolls House - 1923

The original definitive guide to Queen Mary's dolls house that was written at the time the house was first exhibited.  This miniature reproduction contains excerpts from all the chapters and is illustrated with black and white and full colour illustrations.  It has coloured endpapers.

Size: 0.95" x 0.7" x 33 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Dolls Houses

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Dolls Houses

A book on dolls houses for the dolls house has got to be the ultimate.  This book contains sections on Georgian and Victorian dolls houses and includes nine colour photographs.

Size: 0.95" x 0.7" x 28 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Diary

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Diary

A useful diary.  The year is not stated so it can be used for any time period.  Every month and day is included with a section for notes at the end.

Size: 0.9" x 0.7" x 36 pages.

 

10.00
Book for the dolls house - Rabbits

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The Rabbit

Rabbits have long been kept for fur and meat and as pets.  This book depicts in full colour all the major rabbit breeds together with examples of typical rabbit housing.

Size: 0.95" x 0.7" x 23 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Goldfish

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Goldfish

A unique book with ten colour illustrations of the different types of goldfish and four black and white diagrams relating to the points of the goldfish, their food and parasites.

Size: 0.85" x 0.65" x 29 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Animals

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Animals of the World

Extensively illustrated in colour throughout, this book is split into five sections; Primates; Carnivores; Ungulates; Rodents and Cetaceans.  It is a companion book to Birds of the World.

Size: 0.85" x 0.65" x 38 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Birds

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Birds of the World

This book covers six sections; House & Garden; Heath & Woodland; Owls & predatory Birds; Game Birds; Sea Birds and Marsh & Moorland.  The birds are illustrated in full colour extensively throughout.  This book complements Animals of the World.

Size: 0.85" x 0.65" x 40 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Gardening

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Gardening

With floral endpapers and seven chapters covering garden planning and planting, pruning and a section lavishly illustrated with flowers in full colour.  This is a must for the garden enthusiast or would look great in the conservatory.

Size: 1" x 0.75" x 31 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Cats

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Cats

Beautifully illustrated throughout with original colour drawings of different breeds of cats.  This book complements Dogs in the same series.

Size: 0.85" x 0.6" x 27 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Dogs

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Dogs

Various breeds of dogs are depicted in full colour in this companion book to Cats.

Size: 0.85" x 0.6" x 27 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Fairy Tales

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Fairy Tales

Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella are written in full and illustrated in colour.  They can be read with a magnifying glass.  Fairy tale characters decorate the endpapers.  This is a companion book to Nursery Rhymes.

Size: 0.9" x 0.75" x 32 pages.

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Book for the dolls house - Nursery Rhymes

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Nursery Rhymes

49 nursery rhymes are illustrated in full colour.  This book can be easily read with a magnifying glass.  Characters in the rhymes decorate the endpapers.  This complements Fairy Tales in the same set. 

Size: 0.9" x 0.75" x 32 pages.

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Literature in Miniature 2013